7 ways to help your partner after a c-section

Our little one has just turned one and it got me thinking about some of the blogs I’ve started this year and never finished. Anyway, here is one of them. How to help out when your partner has had a caesarean section, or c-section as I’m going to refer to it because I’m lazy. I’m … Continue reading 7 ways to help your partner after a c-section

Picking a nursery

Today is the day the bairn goes to nursery. We've been through the process of picking one, had the taster days and so far managed to get through his first day without ringing up to see how he's doing (it is only 11.04am so that may we change...) Anyway, here's how we went about picking … Continue reading Picking a nursery

Here’s some top budgeting tips for parents-to-be…

If you're planning the timing of your pegnancy don't plan it so mat/pat pay finishes the month before Christmas 👍 It's probably a good idea for the working one of you to not leave a full time job to go part time and miss out on a weeks wage in the pay before Christmas too 👍👍👍

Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

As you may know, I work as a fundraising manager for a charity who support people with sight loss and other disabilities. I’m (nearly) 9 months in to being a dad now and I can definitely see some similarities between the type of job I do and what it’s been like having the bairn. Here … Continue reading Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

Parenting, 6 months in: Our best buy(s)

*Before you start reading this, I just want to add a caveat that if you’re breastfeeding our top buy probably isn’t for you right now. Our top buy so far has been the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine – basically, a Tassimo machine for your baby’s formula milk. When C spent two weeks in hospital … Continue reading Parenting, 6 months in: Our best buy(s)

Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far

Part two of my ‘Parenting, 6 months in’ series is the thing I’ve found hardest - you can check out part one (the best bits) here. As with part one I’m looking at the day to day stuff, not the one-off things.  I’m also not including tiredness because, well, we’ve become parents and that’s just … Continue reading Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far

Teething bites.

Teething sounds like a really frigging grim experience. I mean the red cheeks, dribble aaarrlll owa, crying and just generally being unsettled are all a sign it’s not fun but imagine feeling your teeth coming though and not being able to do anything about it or communicate it properly to someone. Some people suffer a … Continue reading Teething bites.